Will someone please send the friendly, foul-mouthed crow to my house for a visit?
Oh my god???? This is the only Christmas Miracle I care about?????? pic.twitter.com/zcdbRCBq9Y
— Maladroithe (@Maladroithe) December 10, 2021
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Keep a thought for the tornado victims from this weekend. At least 78 people died when tornados tore through five states, in Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, and Tennessee, one traveling over 250 miles, possibly the longest in history. Over 100 more people remain unaccounted for in Kentucky. Utterly heartbreaking.
TORNADO OUTBREAK LATEST
• At least 64 killed in Kentucky, ranging from 5 months old to 86 years old, Gov. Beshear says
• 105 unaccounted for in Kentucky
• 6 dead in Illinois
• 4 dead in Tennessee
• 2 dead in Missouri
• 2 dead in Arkansas
📷 Tayfun Coskun / Getty pic.twitter.com/i5FWmVmFcR
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 13, 2021
The New York Times has a good list of organizations that could use your help.
The Golden Globe nominations are out, and I have exactly two comments: 1. It is fascinating how many of the movies nominated are from streaming services 2. The nominees are all strong choices, at least in the TV categories (aside from snubs for WandaVision in limited series and Kathryn Hahn in the supporting actress category), but will anyone care? Will anyone pay attention to a disgraced ceremony that will not be covered on network TV?
Succession‘s third season finale was last night, and I’m not going to spend too much time talking about it, other than to say that the character I feared was dead was not dead. And I’m GREAT with it because his being alive just set up a brutal massacre at the end of the episode. Seriously: if you are a character on an HBO drama, DO NOT ATTEND ANY WEDDINGS.
If you’ve watched the episode, here are the show’s creator and the episode’s director talking about some of the choices made by the Roy children. Matthew Macfayden, who deserves ALL OF THE EMMYS, talks about that betrayal. And The AV Club breaks down what this might mean for season four.
And now I’m going to share a bunch of Succession finale tweets that might be mildly spoilerish, so if you haven’t watched yet, just scroll down until you get to another spoilery tweet about Peloton and And Just Like That …
Maybe the only thing that Breaking Bad has in common with Succession is that every season it gets to a point where even the fans think it is running out of gas and that maybe they are smarter than the show. And it’s never the case.
— Matt Zoller Seitz (@mattzollerseitz) December 13, 2021
Succession Season 3 Finale by Francisco de Goya pic.twitter.com/6BlnOm9p2D
— Kyle Sosa Frederick (@LadyHelmer) December 13, 2021
— Josh Hill (@jdavhill) December 13, 2021
— Julia Troy (@JuliaTroy10) December 13, 2021
Shiv, Roman, and Kendall working together pic.twitter.com/Z4pQPoWoVu
— Carrie Courogen (@carriecourogen) December 13, 2021
— Victoria (@momjeandream) December 13, 2021
— Avery Thompson (@avery__thompson) December 13, 2021
— John Law (@JohnLawMedia) December 13, 2021
succession spoilers pic.twitter.com/ZzF2mJ4ejF
— elliott אליהו (@angelhusbandry) December 13, 2021
— nina♡ (@NINAFEELZ) December 13, 2021
— steph (@biIlhaderr) December 13, 2021
— Kate Thornley (@KateThornley3) December 13, 2021
— Chad Pemberton (@chadpemberton) December 13, 2021
— We Bought A Zuul (@CrypticPinecone) December 13, 2021
Succession, every season basically pic.twitter.com/uOLIUW6k4r
— dan nguyen (@dancow) December 13, 2021
Oh, and a quick update on that New Yorker piece about Jeremy Strong: Aaron Sorkin and Adam McKay have now come out to defend the actor, and The New Yorker has responded:
“This is a nuanced, multi-sided portrait of an extremely dedicated actor. It has inspired a range of reactions from people, including many who say that they are even more impressed by Jeremy Strong’s artistry after having read the article.”
Seriously, everyone needs to chill. It was a good piece, not a hit piece.
Kudos to Peloton for creating this so quickly and rolling with the punches. It looks like they could have sued if they wanted to, but turning to Ryan Reynolds and his marketing geniuses at Maximum Effort to create this ad was the clever thing to do. Also, SPOILERS for And Just Like That … (as if anyone could possibly be spoiled by this anymore):
And just like that…he's alive. pic.twitter.com/bVX8uWypFZ
— Peloton (@onepeloton) December 12, 2021
Chris Wallace has left Fox News and moving to CNN’s streaming service, CNN+. It’s important because Wallace was one of the few serious newsmen left at Fox News. With his departure, the network will become even more of an echo chamber.
Lol not gonna click cause I have work to do but does this piece mention that Time owner Marc Benioff is an investor in SpaceX? https://t.co/5fgHEvaMCU
— noah kulwin (@nkulw) December 13, 2021
Ted Lasso will start filming season three on Valentine’s Day, according to Hannah Waddingham (which we can agree is the most British name of all time, right?).
Netflix be like “we know exactly what movie you talkin bout but we ain’t got it lol”
— The Alchemist (@GiftedAsia) February 18, 2021
Another Duggar is in trouble with the law: this time it’s Jana Duggar, who has been charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.
Travis Scott has been removed from Coachella 2022. Also, Anheuser-Busch has pulled his hard cider drink, Cacti.
Congratulations to Kim Kardashian for passing the “baby bar” exam on her fourth try. And genuinely, kudos to her for not giving up.
I failed this exam 3 times in 2 years, but I got back up each time and studied harder and tried again until I did it!!! (I did have COVID on the 3rd try w a 104 fever but I’m not making excuses😉) pic.twitter.com/Fyy2TVG9lz
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 13, 2021
— 𝐵𝑒𝒸𝒸𝒶 (@MJFINESSELOVER) December 11, 2021
- The Dr. Oz Show will end in January so that he can run for Senate without conflicts. The syndicated series will be replaced by The Good Dish, hosted by Dr. Oz’s daughter Daphne.
- A Six Feet Under revival might be underway at HBO. How I feel about that:
A revival of Six Feet Under is an affront to the very premise of the show, which is that things end and we have to be ok with that.
— Dave Schilling (@dave_schilling) December 10, 2021
That said, I’ll definitely be watching.
- Landing, a comedy about a group of queer friends from the writer of Search Party, is in development at Peacock.
- Wellmania, a dramedy, has been ordered at Netflix.
- Surfside Girls, a live-action kids’ series, has been ordered at Apple TV+.
- Container, a surrogacy thriller, will become Apple TV+’s first Russian-language original series.
- The Jump, a documentary about a Lithuanian defector during the Cold War, has been acquired by Topic.
- Tom Hanks will guest star in 1883 on Paramount+.
- Camryn Manheim will star in the reboot of Law & Order on NBC.
- Mika Abdalla has joined the cast of The Flash on The CW.
- Lou Diamond Phillips and his daughter, Gracie Phillips will guest star on The Cleaning Lady on Fox.
- Robin Lord Taylor is joining Law & Order: Organized Crime on NBC.
- Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer will host The Critics Choice Awards on The CW and TBS.
- Jennifer Lopez will appear on The Voice‘s finale this week.
- The Amazing Race has announced its cast for season 33.
Mark Your Calendar
- The Gilded Age premieres on HBO on January 24.
- Servant returns on Apple TV+ on January 21.
- Good Sam premieres on CBS on January 5.
- The ’80s: Top Ten will premiere on Disney+ on January 1.
- How We Roll will premiere on CBS on March 31.
- Moving for Love will debut on HGTV on January 5.
- Reruns of Halt + Catch Fire will begin streaming on AMC+ on December 16.
Anne Rice, Author of The Vampire Chronicles books
Earlier tonight, my mother, Anne Rice, passed away due to complications resulting from a stroke. She left us almost nineteen years to the day my father, her husband Stan, died. Below is a statement I posted to her Facebook page moments ago. pic.twitter.com/g2VAK2XZjc
— Christopher Rice (@chrisricewriter) December 12, 2021
Anne Rice invented vampire fiction as we know it. Buffy, Twilight, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, THE ENTIRE GENRE OF PARANORMAL ROMANCE: they were all standing on Anne's shoulders.
— Zoah Hedges-Stocks🎠 (@Zoah_HS) December 12, 2021
Yeah. That totally sums up the cultural and supernatural impact in a single image 🤌😘 pic.twitter.com/EDkD7uJAad
— Danielle Binks (@danielle_binks) December 12, 2021
Cara Williams, Emmy-nominated actress who appeared in Pete and Gladys and December Bride
Carmen Salinas, Telenovela actress
Al Unser Sr., Four-time winner of the Indy 500
Steve Bronski, Co-founder of The Bronski Beat
Vicente Fernandez, Grammy-winning Ranchera singer and actor
Chris Achilleos, Fantasy artist
American Auto: This new workplace comedy from the Superstore team is set at Payne Motors, a car company that needs to innovate, or it’s headed to the scrapyards. One-hour series premiere. 9 p.m., NBC
Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street: This documentary explores the history of the revolutionary children’s television show. 9 p.m., HBO
Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip: Ramsay and two of his friends drive through Europe exploring the food and culture in this new series. Series premiere. 7 p.m., Fox
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Dakota Johnson, Bobby Cannavale, Kelly Clarkson
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Patti LuPone, James Acaster, Joy Crookes, Joe Russo
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Keanu Reeves, Brett Eldredge
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Katie Couric, Zach Woods, Dave Gahan & Soulsavers
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Black Pumas
- The Daily Show: TBA
- Watch What Happens Live: Ricki Lake, Sandra Bernhard
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